Taylor and Ronnie chose to read their vows individually in front of the videographer before their ceremony. They opted not to do a first look, so reading each other’s vows was a personal and intimate experience in anticipation of seeing each other at the altar.
Feels Like Home
The wedding ceremony itself was a celebration of Taylor and Ronnie’s south side Chicago upbringing. The wedding was held in their hometown church and their pastor incorporated many loving memories into their service. They also asked friends and family members to participate in the celebration by providing a ceremonial dance and song selection.
Instead of a unity candle, the couple chose to use a plant to symbolize their union. Both mothers provided soil that the couple poured into the pot of the plant. The gesture ceremoniously illustrated their family roots and values.
Ronnie’s Favorite Moment
While the whole day was memorable, Ronnie’s favorite moment was seeing his beautiful bride walk down the aisle for the first time. It was a magical moment that signified the wonderful journey they were about to begin together.
Number of Wedding Guests: 275
Ceremony Venue: St. Sabina Church
Reception Venue: The Odyssey
Event Planner: The Event Source
Photography & Videography: M28 Photography & Films
Officiant: Fr. Michael Pfleger
Engagement Ring: Verragio
Wedding Rings: Tacori
Gown: JJ’s House
Makeup: Brittani Goode; Lauren Blackwell
Bride’s Jewelry: Allure Wedding Jewelry
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein
Stationery: Yadao Printing